Dear Nigel, You have announced you are reinventing the old CDEP …

Comment on Bush jobs for dole: 26 weeks, 25 hours per week by Bill Medley.

Dear Nigel,

You have announced you are reinventing the old CDEP that operated for decades and led to many Aboriginal people getting a real job.
Well done.
The RJCP was an absolute joke and very disheartening for Aboriginal residents in remote communities.
As a former CEO of a remote Aboriginal community council I know how successful the old CDEP was in creating an employment path for community residents.
What a shame all that RJCP money achieved absolutely nothing apart from making some job service providers very rich people.
I despair at how many good programs get disbanded when government ideology runs rampant and it is everyday people who bear the brunt of these ridiculous political decisions.
I fear the next “new” government initiative will not have learned a thing from history and previous mistakes.
And you wonder why politicians have no credibility.
The answer is staring you in the face.

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